El Torito - San Bernardino

4.5
57 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Founded in 1954, El Torito is the authority in great Mexican food. A festive & hospitable restaurant rich in heritage, we focus on offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family, as if we are welcoming them home.

Using the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors, our menu offers a range of quintessential Mexican food, along with culinary innovations we know guests will love. We are known best for our tableside preparations, including our made-to-order guacamole and flame-grilled fajitas, which arrive sizzling to the table.

Our standard is great, and we don’t do anything without passion. Over 60 years, we’ve learned a lot about Mexican food, like how not to mess it up.
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chadh
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Server was awesome - but overwhelmed with too many tables
They need to hire more servers - Bottomless Mimosas rock
Churros delicious - Omelettes on point - Shrimp Fajitas
Large portions on Fajitas could be 1/2 the size so we could try other kinds but we will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday celebration

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LakieshaW
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made online reservations and was seated immediately. Service was great and food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My Niece was in town from Tennessee

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tmletsrock
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. We got happy hour appetizers and drinks. Service was a little slow but our waiter was really nice and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Our Server was also awesome ! We got seated immediately with our reservations we booked !

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LaTriceL
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have gone to El Toritos many times for lunch or dinner but the brunch is amazing. Everything is fresh and taste amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch and service was very good

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It’s was birthday and the waiter was told. And nothing happen no singing no flan nothing. Very very disappointed. Not sure if I would go back for a special occasion. It was also very hit in there air conditioner not work . And really loud music you couldn’t hear. Not really happy about last night at all

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Nikki
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fajitas were a bit tough, overall great meal and service! Their freezer was broken, so no deep fried ice cream here 🤣

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CPrice
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good, however, determine if you want to go during brunch. Table with a large party was extremely loud, spilling drinks, and food all over the floor.

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TomF
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All 4 of us ordered different items & all of the items were hugs portions of food. All of us took some left-overs home for the next day, yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was really cold the only thing the was hot was the plate but the food was extactly cold aswell as there was a hair on my side beans

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ReinaS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Overall service was amazing! Would definitely recommend!

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candy
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great breakfast menu. had a blast! bottomless mimosas were the best part 😋

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic, Drinks were great and Food was delicious. Love the music. Definitely a wonderful date night place.

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Carlo
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food as always was great. One disappointment was the Ignited Fajitas Supremas. There was no "Ignited," like the menu says. It was merely delivered to the table. Can't complain about the quality, however. Service was attentive. Good place to eat. There's plenty from which to choose in the Mexican food category.

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Jaynorie85
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food and drinks. Definitely coming back.

El Torito - San Bernardino
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you for your review and we appreciate you taking the time to share! I will make sure to pass on the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again! – Xperience Restaurant Group

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TanyaD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No wait since we reserved with Open Table. It was Mother's Day weekend and crowded but we were taken to our table right away. Great food and excellent service.

El Torito - San Bernardino
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thanks so much for your feedback! We are happy to hear about your experience. We appreciate you taking the time to share. - Xperience Restaurant Group

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MarcoG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, minimum wait time, no rush dinning, very enjoyable.

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KellyW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Worst service ever! Made a reservation, the hostess said she’d be right with us then forgot and after 20 minutes we asked what the problem was and she said she had forgotten about us! Once seated it took 15 minutes for someone to come to our table and greet us and take a drink order! Service was slow all evening! We won’t go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful lunch! The food was delicious and our server was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I was so disappointed. We have always gone to the restaurant. We had a reservation and they seated us next to the waitress station when there was a bunch of other seats and when I asked they said they didn’t gave any when was not true. We had to ask 3 times fir chips and we only saw our waitress 4 times. Things need to improve or we are not coming back.

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SabrinaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and drinks were very good. Waiter was very friendly and attended to us often.

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KaylaH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very Clean, fresh food and our server along with the woman working the Taco Bar were very nice and welcoming!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food5service3ambience1

We had a reservation with a party of 3.. was told by the hostess that they don’t honor reservations 😳 and we had to wait for about 40 minutes to be seated. Once seated the service was “okay” given the fact that it was a nice grey hair with spilt ends in the table salsa. Probably wouldn’t return..

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EdwardB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not sure if they saw our reservation through open table. We had to make our request again upon arrival.

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Gemini
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a pleasant dining experience. It was nice to be able to dine inside again.

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Miac
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Everyone blames COVID-19. Parties and COVID continues and bad service is blamed on COVID. Made reservations to this El Torito in San Bernardino because it’s the one closest to our home. We try to stay and support local businesses but sometimes it’s not appreciated. Had reservations for 7:30pm. We arrived at 6:40 thinking it was going to be packed since COVID restrictions were lifted, but it wasn’t the case. We checked in and noticed that people kept coming in and as they came in a lot were seated. We waited paitiently till 7:30 and my wife asked if it was still a long wait and the hostess told my wife that it just hit 7:30 and that it was going to be another 10 minutes. We continued to wait and yes at exactly 10 minutes they call us. 
We follow the hostess to our table and we sit down and hostess seems to be in a bad mood.
Our waiter comes and asks us what we would like to drink but seems distracted like if he’s trying to go talk to someone. We ordered drinks and drinks came in quick. We ordered food and it’s 4 of us. Food took 30 minutes to get to our table. We ran out of chips and our waiter would just pass by and see we were out of chips, but wouldn’t stop or ask us if we needed something else. As soon as drinks were finished he was quick to ask if we wanted more but didn’t ask the kids for their drinks. 
Food arrived and didn’t have the waiter show up again till we were done eating. I noticed that he was real attentive with the table behind us. Chips were served 3 times to them and he spent around 25 minutes all together in the time that we were there which was about 1 hour. Won’t be going back to this location. Well try Ontario Mills next time.

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ClaudiaZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Worst food we had. Never going for breakfast there again.

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Rose
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Got to the restaurant 10 mins before our reservation and was told it was still a 30 minute wait until we can be seated. Then we saw big parties of people come and be seated right away. Turns out the host never check us in and if I didn’t stop to ask what the delay was, we would have never been seated.

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vipAnnetteW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food order delivered incorrect. Food was lukewarm. Drinks not refilled timely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Bartender solid, Margs are on point. The rest is just average.

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MichaelR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service. I recommend a visit.

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DebbieW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Everything went well. They have outside seating and tables are spaced well apart. The food was okay. I will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were never seated, apparently these reservations don’t mean anything to this restaurant and when you arrive you have to wait in queue. It was over a 30 minute wait with 2 parties in-front of us. We left

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful thank you... would be nice if el torito invested in some type of music jukebox

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Very good food however service could’ve been better, way better.

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

It was a cold and windy day and they did not provide heaters. The food was great but it was uncomfortable to eat due to being cold.

FAQs

El Torito - San Bernardino does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. El Torito - San Bernardino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (909) 381-2316.

El Torito - San Bernardino is rated 4.5 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.